Stoneware Tiles Based on Gneiss Rocks

  • N. El-Mehalawy
  • M. El-Omla
  • Salma M. NagaEmail author
Research and Development Building Materials


This paper reports on the possibility of using gneiss rock as a substitute flux for the fabrication of stoneware tiles. The petrographic descriptions and the chemical composition of the rock were investigated. The results showed that the sintering temperature, the phase composition, and the thermo-mechanical properties are affected by the chemical composition of the rock used. It revealed that the greater fluxing power of gneiss rock enhanced the vitrification of the bodies. Gneiss rock reduces the firing temperature to 1250 °C. With the increase in the gneiss rock content, higher structural density and better thermo-mechanical strength are obtained.


stoneware tiles gneiss rocks phase composition thermo-mechanical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Center, Ceramics DeptCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Bibliography 2 Department of GeologySuez Canal UniversityIsmailiaEgypt

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